AKRON, Ohio – Torchbearers, a corporation for Akron’s younger, rising leaders, is internet hosting its first fall fundraiser to fight the opioid epidemic. The group, which works to reinforce the town by means of service, recognized the epidemic as probably the most crucial trigger to deal with locally.
The “Artwork Towards Habit” silent public sale will embrace greater than 50 works donated by newbie and professional artists from Northeast Ohio, and embrace work, images, wooden carvings, blown glass and different mediums.
Proceeds from the public sale will profit the Deterra Challenge, a drug disposal program led by Summit County Group Partnership, whereas supporting native artists. The Deterra Venture removes hundreds of unused prescription drugs from the streets and out of the palms of addicts or individuals who might turn out to be addicted.
Summit County had the third highest variety of fentanyl-associated unintentional overdose deaths in Ohio in 2016. To date, Summit County emergency departments have logged greater than 1,900 overdoses in 2017, in accordance with Summit County Public Well being.
Artwork Towards Habit public sale will happen Oct. 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on the Cleveland Clinic Akron Basic Well being & Wellness Middle in Tub. Mild refreshments and leisure will probably be offered, and all attendees might be entered right into a raffle for a door prize.
There isn’t any value to attend, however donations to Summit County Group Partnership will probably be accepted. Attendees can RSVP HERE.
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